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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Nante, Alex: la pérégrination vers l'ouest 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    This piece is inspired by Wu Cheng'en's (1500-­‐1582) homonymous novel which traces the expedition of the hero monk Xuanzang. This monk is a"spiritual" hero who must travel to India to bring back sutras, sacred Buddhist texts, in order to translate them into Chinese and to renew the Buddhist tradition ; which is forgotten and in decadence in his country. The text is also influenced by Taoism and Confucianism. The five movements of the piece correspond to different chapters of the book. This work, far from being purely descriptive, is inspired by certain elements and symbols of the novel, which are the starting point for the composition

  • Technical specs: 

    All 4 Double-basses need to have 5 strings.

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